of Challenge:
A call to prove or justify something.

Synonyms of Challenge:

Dare, provoke, summons, test, etc

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


A challenge is anything that dares us to succeed. The decision to ask for God’s help is our greatest source of strength and courage. –Just For Today | More…

Life is seldom what we expect. We so easily forget that our growth comes through the challenges we label “problems. –Each Day a New Beginning/Karen Casey | More…

The knowledge that we seldom understand just what is best for us, comes slowly. We perhaps need to focus on the first three Steps when an obstacle has surfaced. We may need to accept our powerlessness, believe there is a higher power in control, and look to it for guidance. We may also need to remind ourselves that fighting an obstacle, pushing against a closed door, will only heighten our frustration. Acceptance of what is will open our minds and our hearts to the better road to travel at this time. –Each Day a New Beginning | More…

We know that in all creation, only the human family has strayed from the Sacred Way. How have we gotten so far off track? What has happened to us? How did it happen so quickly? Every individual needs to answer these questions for themselves. Today I will start praying. –Elders Meditations | More…


We accept the challenges real life offers us, facing them in a mature, responsible way. Although recovery does not give us immunity from the realities of life, in the NA Fellowship we can find the support, genuine care, and concern we need to face those realities. We need never hide from reality by using drugs again, for our unity with other recovering addicts gives us strength. Today, the support, the care, and the empathy of recovery give us a clean, clear window through which to view, experience, and appreciate reality as it is. –Just For Today | More…

We defeat ourselves with labels. We become the persons we have programmed ourselves to be. It’s time for praise. We are all that we need to be, and more. We have an inner beauty that only needs encouragement to shine forth. –Each Day a New Beginning | More…



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